3D Augmented Reality platform(QR+AR) for iPhone, iPad, Android, BB

Technology is really moving fast, saw this in my mailing list and is truly amazing. Its a 3D Augmented reality field solution that works on smartphones.

AR Jewelry – Platform for demonstration of products (jewelry, toys etc) using the 3D Augmented Reality technology.

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The list of products in this application is downloaded from Internet allowing to add dynamically new products to the server and demonstrate them to users.

Ready to licence it(as white label) to third parties(advertising agencies, jewelry/toys etc producers etc) etc.

More AR solutions: http://ar23d.com

August Goal: Create first mobile iOS app & Force.com Advance Developer Certification

Welcome August, time really flies so fast. I’m setting a couple of goals to complete before August ends to get things crossed out from my 2011 Todo List.

I’ve been doing alot of reading and studying on iOS for almost 5 months and need to really get something off the shelf so to speak. For my first application I got some ideas from my wife who owns a preschool. This would be an educational app for preschool kids. I’ll be leveraging a little bit of salesforce.com on the app.

Also I’ve been a certified Force.com certified developer since last year November 2010. Time to prep up my skills and move to bigger and tastier things like getting the Force.com Advanced Developer exam, this focuses more on the programmatic side of building apps using Force.com.

So looking forward to cracking the shell this August.

Java SE Development (JDK) not found installing Android SDK

This is a simple tutorial for users with Vista/Windows 7 64-bit.

So you got Eclipse(Helios, Indigo) 64 bit running on your 64-bit machine and definitely you have Java SE Development and Jave Runtime Environment in check. But when you run the Andriod SDK installer you get this error.

Java SE Development (JDK) not found.

Android SDK relies on Java SE Development Kit(JDK)
Go to http://java.sun.com > Downloads > Java SE > JD to download and install a JDK before continuing.

Note: A Java Runtime (JRE) is not enought to develop for Android.

Well its a bug in the installer, for a simple solution simply hit the Back button and click on Next. Your JDK should be detected.

WordPress Mobile Pack for WP 3.0.1

Wanted to make my blog readable on a mobile device so I installed a new plugin called WordPress Mobile Pack, it allows your site to automatically detect the user’s connection if its a mobile or desktop and loads the appropriate theme.

If you haven’t installed it yet grab it at

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-pack/

For installation on WordPress version 3.0.1 you need to unzip the package then upload to the plugins directory.

So far I’m loving the WordPress Green mobile theme as it matches my current theme.

Happy mobile computing.

Consuming Social Media Theory

With all the social media found in the web its easy to get hanged up and unknowingly spend alot more time on consuming media like reading RSS feeds, checking Facebook, Twitter, reading blogs, etc than getting real work done.

I just saw a video shared to me on Facebook made by Ed Dale on how he keeps his edge by consuming social media in the most efficient manner and using the right technology. I very like much his approach and theory on how and when you should consume social media which is pretty simple but very much overlooked.

When in front of the computer you should be working and developing, consume social media when not working like when on the bed, sala or doing something else.

Ed uses the available resources like an Ipad which is designed to consume content and use it efficiently which he access or read for later when not in front of the computer.

Check out his vid below.

Now I want an Ipad. Planning to get one when Ipad 2 becomes available here in the Philippines.